Otsego Elementary Extra
Principal's Weekly Update -May 4, 2018
It's Not Too Late to Register!
May the 4th be with you TODAY!
Knights Run The Night 5K
Race/Walk & Kids Fun Run
Otsego Elementary School
Race day registration: opens at 5:00 pm
$20 Kids Fun Run: 6:00 pm
$25 5K Race/Walk: 6:30 pm
Thanks to 501st legion, you'll have a chance to meet and greet characters from a galaxy far far away! First 200 runners get a free glowstick in their race bags. Costumes and light sabers are encouraged. Funds raised will go towards elementary field trips and teacher mini grants.
These kindergarteners are published authors!
5th Graders discussing the pros and cons of democracy!
2nd Graders using balloons to learn about forces and motion!
Staff Spotlight: Robin Gomer
Robin Gomer has been the Recess monitor/aide for Otsego since 2012. Before that she worked at the Haskins Elementary from 2007-2012. She also is an Extended Care supervisor.
Ms. Robin has a passionate love for animals and has volunteered with different animal organizations. Over the years she has saved, rescued and adopted over ten dogs and currently has two dogs that she cares for. In her spare time she enjoys golfing, running, camping and other outdoor activities with her family and friends.
Field Day 2018: Looking for Volunteers
Summer STEAM Camp
only 7 more days to register!
Order your 2018-2019 School Supplies!
Knights Cross Country Registration Information
Please remember to send in a note for ANY change in your child's dismissal plan. Without a note we will send him/her home per regular routine. We understand that plans may change throughout a day and you may need to call the office to notify us about that change. We will write a note to your child's teacher notifying them regarding a change, however, we must receive a phone call by 2:45pm to ensure that we have time to deliver a note.
Please DO NOT email teachers regarding dismissal changes. Teachers are busy throughout the day and often unable to check emails until school has dismissed. Also, please DO NOT simply tell your child what his/her dismissal plan will be for the day. Without a written note or phone call to the office, we will NOT take a child's word and we will send him/her home per regular routine.
Please understand, we make every effort and take every precaution, to ensure our students' safety. For this reason, we must adhere to the above dismissal policy. Thank you for your cooperation and please call the Elementary Office if you have any questions!
On Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6:30pm, Otsego Elementary School held a Kindergarten Round Up Meeting. This meeting was for all parents of incoming kindergarten students for the 2018-2019 school year. Students must by 5 years of age on or before August 1, 2018 to enter kindergarten.
If you were unable to attend this meeting, but have a student entering kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year, please stop by the Otsego Elementary Office anytime to pick up a registration packet, or you can download and print the forms from our school website (otsegoknights.org) under the Parent tab on the Elementary Page.
If you have any questions regarding Kindergarten registration and/or screening please call the Otsego Elementary Office at 419-823-4381 Option 4.
Phone Number Changes
If your phone number has changed and needs to be updated in our system PLEASE call the office with that information. There have been many recent issues where we do not have the right number or it has been disconnected when trying to contact a students parent or guardian. It is crucial that we have a working number in the event of an emergency.
A Note from the School Nurse:
This year we have the following over the counter medications listed on the enclosed document stocked in each office. Please fill out the form and return to school with your child. We are hoping to cut back on parents needing to bring medication in and/or prevent sending students home. Hopefully this makes it easier on parents, teachers and staff.
Several students have been bringing cough drops with them to school without a note. Students may not take these without written permission from a parent/guardian. We have this listed on the form as well.
As always if you have any questions please feel free to call me at 419-823-4381 ext. 4002.
Jane Gray RN, BSN
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The transportation department will send out a Remind alert when a bus is running at least 10 minutes late.
Using the directions below, sign up for one or more of the notification groups.
You may opt-out any time by texting ‘unsubscribe’ to the appropriate group.
High School & JH Buses (Bus Routes for grades 6-12 & Penta)
Text: @otsbus6-12 to 81010
Elementary Buses (Bus Routes for grades PK -5)
Text: @otsbuspk-5 to 81010
If you have any questions about bus routing information, please contact Eva Vasher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-823-4381 ext. 3156
Happy Friday, Otsego family! I can't believe in just three short weeks we will be done with the school year. Just a couple reminders as we get closer to the end of the school year. First, we will be holding our Annual Goodwill drive in May. The students should have received a second flier today, from Goodwill, reminding everyone to start cleaning out their closets. Goodwill be collecting gently used clothing to provide to those in need. So as you clean out your closets for spring, please consider making a donation to the local Goodwill. Collection day will Friday, May 18th. Please keep an eye out for the donation bags that will be coming home over the next week or so.
May 21, 2018 will be our Career Day for the 3rd-5th graders. If you are a parent or community member that owns a restaurant or bakery, or is a small business owner, please contact Miss Syrowski if you would like to come in and speak with our third through fifth grade students. Thank you all for your help and dedication to our students. Have a great weekend. Also, don't forget to check out the counseling website at: http://oesknightscounselor.weebly.com/
Elementary health Fair
SAVE ALUMINUM CAN TABS
Please help our students by collecting tabs from aluminum cans. Each tab is easy to remove and can be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. The tabs help fund various projects for Ronald McDonald Houses and its visitors. Send the tabs in a bag to the school and our students will do the rest!
SAVE BOX TOPS
You can help the school earn money for supplies by collecting Box Tops. Our PTO collects and counts them and puts the money straight back into the school. (We earn 10 cents per Box Top). If you are able to collect a lot of these, it would be great if you could turn them in in groups of 50, but we will take them even if they are not grouped together.